Shelby, my daughter and I are watching the show catfish and I think it is so wrong that people use the internet to have relationships based on lies. Here’s this guy living forty miles away from this girl he has been chatting with and he fell in love with her. They finally meet through the show and she is extremely overweight, not anything like the picture she posted and he fell in love with her picture. When they finally met he was so disappointed he wanted nothing to do with her.
They did end up still chatting and he is looking for a girlfriend and she has found a boyfriend. This type of deception can be so damaging emotionally and I know first hand how much it hurts. I have been led on for years by one man who led me to believe he was someone famous. I didn’t care if he was rich and famous and it still doesn’t matter to me but he refused to be seen on skype or to ever meet me. I hung on to the hope of one day meeting him and that got me through some extremely difficult times in my life.
I have buried almost all of my family, went through a divorce that ended with my husband and I getting back together a week before it was over and a month later he died. I have been through several legal battles and I have actually had to collect pop bottles to get a gallon of milk for my kids. I needed a car and he said he would help me financially which he never did but I ended up getting a car without his help anyway, he has pretended to really like me and talked of living together, which I knew was nothing but bullshit.
He has pretended to be so many different guys so I would never meet anyone real and he has hacked my computer actually crashing several laptops to keep me off the internet I presume. I have finally reached a point in my life I no longer rely on him to help me through the difficult times and I have finally started to date and have met some really nice guys that I like a lot. This person has no idea how much he has hurt me and I seriously doubt he cares.
I am very fortunate to have been able to cut him loose and I block him every time he attempts to contact me because I refuse to let him continue to play with my emotions. I do not know what is wrong with him or what he got out of doing and saying the things he did but I am no longer his little puppet to manipulate and play with. I don’t care what he looks like or what he has or doesn’t have because I have considered him a friend for years and if we were ever to meet, which will never happen, I would still be his friend as I am sure I have helped him in some way.